Abenobashi Terminal Building

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Abenobashi Terminal Building
阿部野橋ターミナルビル
Abeno Harukas construction site 20130503-001.jpg
Building site of Abeno Harukas (May 2013)
General information
Type Mixed use
Location Abenosuji Itchome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
Coordinates 34°38′45.6″N 135°30′48.2″E / 34.646000°N 135.513389°E / 34.646000; 135.513389Coordinates: 34°38′45.6″N 135°30′48.2″E / 34.646000°N 135.513389°E / 34.646000; 135.513389
Construction started New Building: March 1983
Abeno Harukas: January, 2010
Estimated completion Abeno Harukas: March, 2014
Opening New Building: November 11, 1988
Eastern Building: September 13, 1992 (Tennoji Miyako Hotel)
Abeno Harukas: March 7, 2014
Cost ¥76 billion
Owner Kintetsu
Height
Roof New Building: 54 m (177 ft)
Eastern Building: 30 m (98 ft)
Abeno Harukas: 300 m (984 ft)
Technical details
Floor count

New Building: 10 above ground, 4 underground
Eastern Building: 17 above ground, 1 underground

Abeno Harukas: 60 above ground, 5 underground
Floor area

New Building and Eastern Building: 94,000 m2 (1,011,800 sq ft)

Abeno Harukas: 211,900.97 m2 (2,280,900 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect César Pelli & Associates(supervising architect for exterior design)
Takenaka Corporation
Main contractor Takenaka Corporation,
Okumura Corporation,
Obayashi Corp.,
Dai Nippon Construction,
The Zenitaka Corporation JV

Abenobashi Terminal Building (阿部野橋ターミナルビル?) is a multi-purpose commercial facility in Abenosuji Itchome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan. It consists of the New Annex (新館?) (main tenants: Osaka Abenobashi Station, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store Wing Building), Eastern Annex (東館?) (Tennoji Miyako Hotel), and a 300 m (984 ft) tall skyscraper Abeno Harukas (あべのハルカス?). The reconstruction began in January 2010, and opened on March 7, 2014. The building is 300 meters tall and has 62 floors, making it the tallest building in Osaka, as well as the tallest building in Japan.[1]

It is the planned alternative station building of Ōsaka Abenobashi Station, the terminal of Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line. It's floor space is around 100,000 square meters, making it the biggest department store in Japan.[2] It contains the new Main Store of Kintetsu Department Store, Marriott International hotel, and new headquarters office of Sharp Corporation.

Name meaning[edit]

The name of the skyscraper "Abeno Harukas" comes from the old Japanese word "晴るかす" (harukasu). It means "to brighten, to clear up".[3]

Floors[edit]

Abeno Harukas

From Abeno Harukas Project Website[3]

  • 58th-60th floors: Observatory "Harukas 300"
  • 38th-55th floors and 57th floor: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
    • 57th floor: Restaurants
    • 38th-55th floors: Guest rooms
  • 21st-36th floors: offices
  • 19th and 20th floors: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel (lobby)
  • 17th and 18th floors: offices
  • 16th floor: Abeno Harukas Museum, rooftop garden
  • 2nd basement-14th floors: Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Harukas Tower Building[4]
  • 1st basement and 1st floor: Osaka Abenobashi Station
  • 4th and 3rd basements: parking lot
New Building
  • 2nd basement-9th floors and rooftop: Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Harukas Wing Building[4]
  • 1st basement and 1st floor: Osaka Abenobashi Station
  • 2nd basement: Osaka Abenobashi Station Entrance
Eastern Building
  • 1st basement-16th floors: Tennoji Miyako Hotel

Shopping facilities around Abenobashi Terminal Building[edit]

Abeno-ku[edit]

  • Shinjuku Building
  • Shinjuku Gochiso Building
  • Abeno Appolo
  • Abeno Center Building (Abeno Festa)
  • Echo Across Building
  • Abeno Urban Development Project
    • Abeno Lucias (A1-1)
    • Abeno nini (A1-2)
    • Abeno Cues Town (A2)
    • Abeno Gran Tour (A3)

Tennoji-ku[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tallest high-rise nears completion". The Japan Times. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Nagata, Takeshi and Takahashi, Kentaro (5 November 2013). "Osaka dept stores locked in scrap for survival". The Japan News. The Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Abeno Harukas Project website in English". Kintetsu Corporation (Abeno Harukas Project Website). Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "6月13日(木)「あべのハルカス近鉄本店」 タワー館オープン!" [New Main Store of "Kintetsu Department Store" will open in Abeno Harukas on Thursday, June 13, 2013] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kintetsu Department Store Co., Ltd. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Tallest building in Japan
300 m (984 ft)
2012–present
Succeeded by
present